Today was the first day of school for most children here in Israel. My kids are all in the same schools as last year so the transition has been smooth.
If you’re a new (or not so new) immigrant it might be a different story! The school supplies, especially the notebooks and folders, are not the same as the ones you may have grown up with. So I made this video to explain. Look for the annotations that have the names of the supplies in English, Hebrew, and transliteration.
Note: I misspoke at minute 3:55. The plastic covers for books, notebooks and workbooks are called atifot. The annotation includes the correction.
Also, I don’t include machberet hachamah, a smart notebook. For first (and sometimes second) graders, they have color coding to make them easier for kids learning to write. If someone can send me a picture I’ll put it up.
Good luck to everyone who started school this week!
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